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poor relation

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpoor relationpoor relationBritish EnglishFAIL someone or something that is not treated as well as other members of a group or is much less successful than they arepoor relation of Theatre musicians tend to be the poor relations of the musical profession. poor
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poor ofIn the considered opinion of many experts this poor relation of the industry will probably take 80% of the market by volume.
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